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Tin Can Alley

5/5 (2 reviews)
Barstow, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 12/29/2019

Trail Information


Tin Can Alley is a non-technical trail that connects Mule Canyon to the Odessa / Doran Loop. As the trail cuts through a large valley, you will see a short canyon, miles of sandy road and gradual gravel assent and descent to the canyons ahead. During the mining era all of the trash, which was mostly comprised of tin cans, was dumped on this road. Clean up efforts over the years have removed the majority of the trash. When you first enter the trail from the east the remnants can still be seen on the left.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (2)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A trail that gets you behind the mountain and leads you to some more difficult trails.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/29/2019

I took a quick run down Tin Can Alley. I have been there many times before, but this time we spent some time exploring the remnants of the trash piles. I hadn't noticed it before, but most of the old tin cans were opened with a knife blade. I gave me some insight as to how long some of those cans have been there. The trail was in good shape. You can see some snow in the background on Calico Peak. If you're in the area, it's worth check it out.

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